The Best Vegan food in Krakow
Last updated on October 5th, 2023
6 Places For Cracking Vegan Food in Krakow!
Krakow is an absolute dream for vegan food, it’s everywhere! Like I mean all over the place!
You can’t walk for more than a couple of minutes without finding a great spot for vegan food in Krakow.
Before visiting I’d heard it was pretty good but Krakow far exceeded my expectations. There’s a huge selection of fully vegan restaurants and most other places have vegan menus available.
- The Best Places to Eat Vegan Food in Krakow:
Anyway, I’m not sure why I’m saying this but, you don’t really need to read my post, you’ll be able to find plenty of vegan food on your own.
But, on the off chance you’d just like to read about the places I went to and loved, then here we go…
The Best Places to Eat Vegan Food in Krakow:
Check out No Bones on Google Maps.
No Bones is delicious and a real experience of vegan Polish food.
Like many places in Krakow you walk through an alley and come to a courtyard-type place and who knows what cool bars, restaurants or shops you’ll find down in these courtyards.
Well, in this particular one, we found No Bones, a fully vegan restaurant in Krakow. It wasn’t an accidental find, we knew we wanted to eat here. And not only were we glad we went there, but it also exceeded our expectations!
Even though Asian food, all types of Asian food, is my go-to, I still love to try local and traditional food wherever I go. And No Bones gave a taste of traditional Polish food made vegan.
It feels a bit like you’re underground with the cosy vibe, the archways and the zen-like decor.
We ate some really interesting food here, starting with a ‘steak’ tartare, which was definitely a first for me. It had quite a sharp and salty flavour, I really liked it.
Then for our mains, we ordered the Polish-style minced cutlet and No-feathers, a ‘chicken’ cutlet dish. Both dishes were unique and I do love tasting new and interesting things.
If I was in Krakow a little longer I would definitely go back, it was a wonderful experience and tasty food.
This was a very happy accident, we decided to go here to try some unique and usually horrible beers. I don’t know why I always feel the need to try the strangest ale I can find in these real ale pubs, it’s almost always gross, yet I do it, again and again. Don’t get me wrong, there are plenty of nice tasting options, but I never choose them.
Anyway, it was cosy and had a lovely relaxed atmosphere and by the time I found a drink that I enjoyed, I didn’t want to move. So, we had a look at the menu, thinking we were pushing our luck to find vegan food here. Of course, there was something, it’s Krakow.
Now, what we ordered was one of the best sandwiches I have ever eaten in my life, maybe it was the beer speaking, or maybe it really was that good! We’ll never know. But either way, it now holds a special place in my heart.
It’s on the sandwiches section of the menu and it’s called Peanut Vegan. It’s a vegan chicken-style burger with peanut sauce and it was incredible. If you try it sober please let me know if it’s as good as I remember.
It’s very rare for me not to find a Thai restaurant on a trip, and Krakow was no different.
There are a few Taj Thai food restaurants scattered around the city and we spotted this one because there was a Thai flag hanging from the building as we walked past.
We were feeling a little delicate from the night before and were on the hunt for some breakfast.
But, I have a problem, you see, I can’t just walk past a Thai restaurant! Knowing, it was probably not the best food to settle my stomach, still, I uttered the words ‘imagine if they sell vegan food?’.
Dangerous right? And guess what? They do sell vegan food!
They’ve got a whole vegan section on their menu. So, it was destiny, even though we were feeling a little rough it seemed we were destined to have Thai food for breakfast.
And you know what? This wasn’t a first for me, I’ve eaten Thai food for breakfast many a time. But what was first for me? Spicy lemonade for breakfast!
Spicy lemonade for breakfast anyone?
Now, I like weird and wonderful foods and I can certainly handle my spice, but pouring spicy lemonade into a belly that’s pleading for bread, fruit and coffee is an interesting move – by the way, my partner said he didn’t see the word chilli while ordering a large sharing jug of morning spicy juice.
Anyway, our bad choices shouldn’t reflect badly on this restaurant. It’s a great place! This is a Thai Restaurant in the heart of Krakow selling delicious vegan Thai food!
Despite the challenges that we set ourselves, the food was still great! We ordered a starter, a soup and a curry. All of it was packed with Thai flavour and some interesting twists.
The place was bright and airy and the food came quickly. I’d definitely like to visit again, under the right circumstances.
What Krakow is not short of is cool coffee shops where you can relax, read a book or get some work done. But Cakester was one of my favourites.
We wanted some breakfast and needed to get a bit of work done so Cakester was the perfect spot. It had plenty of vegan options, dairy-free milk and a relaxing atmosphere.
We ordered hummus and avocado bagels. I don’t eat bagels often so I forget how good they are. This one certainly reminded me, as it was packed with avocado and bursting with flavour. And we each had a soy milk latte and chilled out sitting next to a big bright window.
There are other great vegan options on their menu like vegan waffles, tofu scramble and vegan dumplings. Oh, and there are lots of vegan cakes too! Another place I’d visit frequently if I lived in Krakow.
Not an easy choice, but I think Wietnam was my favourite place I ate at while visiting Krakow.
Not just because the food was great, which it was, but because of everything, the decor, the service and the traditional feel of the place.
I’ve had a lot of bowls of vegan pho, but traditional pho is usually served with beef and this place used mock beef. I felt like I was eating real pho and wowza, it was so good!
I’m really loving mango salads lately too, so I gave this a try. It was fresh, juicy and crunchy, exactly what you want with a mango salad.
We wanted summer rolls but there wasn’t a vegan option so we went for spring rolls, and what a happy accident that was. My partner doesn’t usually like spring rolls and he said they were the best he’s ever eaten in his life. It’s like the universe was throwing us a sign, or a spring roll.
Anyway, if you’re looking for vegan Vietnamese food in Krakow then don’t miss this place.
And to end the trip, a whopper vegan kebab. 9 times out of 10 the airports are utter rubbish for vegan food so we usually try to fill ourselves up with a big meal before we head off.
We found Krowarzywa Vegan Burgers, a vegan fast-food chain, and it had fantastic reviews so we thought we’d better give it a try. It was an absolute winner!
We got two kebabs, the Polish kabab and the kimchi kabab. Both were filled with veggies and mock meat and packed with sauce, just the way I like it. The kimchi one was my favourite. And to drink we got kombucha, I’ve been drinking a lot more kombucha lately and this was one of the best I’ve had in a long time!
We chose kebabs but you can also get things like burgers, wraps and salads, all vegan!
They were my 6 favourite places to find vegan food in Krakow.
I hope you enjoy the wonderland range of vegan food in Krakow. And as if all those choices aren’t enough, it’s all pretty cheap too, about half the price I’d pay at home, and the service was always rapid.
I’m mad about Krakow, if you’re a vegan that loves to eat your way around a city then book your flight to Krakow!
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